Projects

Since 1998, BEAF has been supporting agricultural research for development on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic and Development (BMZ).

Each year, approximately 15 new research projects are approved for funding.

Below, you can find a selection of ongoing projects supported. 

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Here you can find the list of bmz-funded projects which will be updated yearly

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Crop Production and Breeding

ICRISAT: Tackling abiotic production constraints in pearl millet and sorghum-based agricultural systems of the West African Sahel

Tackling abiotic production constraints in Sahel (pdf, 0.27 MB, EN)

IRRI: From QTLs to Variety: pyramiding major drought-responsive QTLs for sustainable rice yields in Asia and Africa

From QTLs to Variety: pyramiding major drought-responsive QTLs (pdf, 0.26 MB, EN)
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Fruits and Vegetables, Nutrition

AVRDC: A better bitter gourd: Exploiting bitter gourd (Momordica charantia L.) to increase incomes, manage type 2 diabetes, and promote health in developing countries

Exploiting bitter gourd to increase incomes, manage type 2 diabetes, and promote health (pdf, 0.51 MB, EN)

AVRDC: Less Loss, More Profit, Better Health: Reducing the losses caused by the pod borer (Maruca vit-rata) on vegetable legumes in Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa by refining component technologies of a sustainable management strategy

Reducing the losses caused by the pod borer on vegetable legumes in Asia and Africa (pdf, 0.50 MB, EN)

Bioversity: Unravelling the potential of neglected crop diversity for high-value product differentiation and income generation for the poor: The case of chili pepper in its centre of origin

Unravelling the potential of neglected crop diversity: The case of chili pepper (pdf, 0.39 MB, EN)

ICIPE: Development and implementation of a sustainable IPM and surveillance program for the invasive tomato leafminer, Tuta absoluta (Meyrick), in North and sub-Saharan Africa

IPM and surveillance program for the invasive tomato leafminer in Africa (pdf, 0.52 MB, EN)

ICIPE: Expanding the rational and biological control of invasive Liriomyza leafminer flies to major horticultural production systems of East Africa

Expanding control of invasive Liriomyza leafminer flies in East Africa (pdf, 0.47 MB, EN)

ICIPE: Combating fruit flies and mango seed weevil through community-based implementation of a sustainable IPM programme for mango in sub-Saharan Africa

Combating fruit flies and mango seed weevil - a sustainable IPM programme for mango in Africa (pdf, 0.33 MB, EN)
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Livestock and Fish

ILRI: Livelihood diversifying potential of livestock based carbon sequestration options in pastoral and agropastoral systems in Africa

Carbon sequestration options in Africa (pdf, 0.58 MB, EN)

ILRI: Development of an improved vaccine for progressive control of Contagious Bovine Pleuro-pneumonia (CBPP)

Control of Contagious Bovine Pleuro-pneumonia (CBPP) (pdf, 0.35 MB, EN)

ILRI: Modern approaches to development of Vaccines for African swine fever control

Modern approaches to development of Vaccines for African swine fever control (pdf, 0.58 MB, EN)
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Water and Land

WorldFish: Institutional innovation to build livelihood security and reduce conflict in the Lake Victoria, Lake Kariba, and Tonle Sap/Lower Mekong ecoregions

Strengthening aquatic resource governance (pdf, 0.58 MB, EN)

WorldFish: Enhancing adaptive capacity to climate change impacts through well-managed water use for aqua-culture integrated with small-scale irrigation in the Chinyanja Triangle in Africa (Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia)

Well-managed water use for aqua-culture in Africa (pdf, 0.57 MB, EN)

IWMI: Sharing benefits to promote sustainable land and water management in the sloping lands of South and Southeast Asia

Sustainable land and water management in Asia (pdf, 0.33 MB, EN)
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Policy and Trade

CIFOR: Chinese Trade and Investment in Africa: Assessing and Governing Trade-Offs to National Economies, Local Livelihoods and Forest Ecosystems

Chinese Trade and Investment in Africa (pdf, 0.42 MB, EN)

IFPRI: Enhancing Women's Assets to Manage Risk under Climate Change

Enhancing Women's Assets to Manage Risk under Climate Change (pdf, 0.37 MB, EN)

IFPRI: Policies and institutions for achieving the virtuous food-energy-water nexus in sub-Saharan Africa

Policies and institutions for achieving the virtuous food-energy-water nexus in Africa (pdf, 0.32 MB, EN)
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Climate Change

CIAT: Addressing the challenges of smallholder farming communities: Restoring degraded agroecosystems

Restoring degraded agroecosystems (pdf, 0.34 MB, EN)

IITA: Trade-offs and synergies in climate change adaptation and mitigation in coffee and cocoa systems

Adaptation and mitigation in coffee and cocoa systems (pdf, 0.34 MB, EN)